I am a bit obsessed with Pinterest. At any given time I have about 30 windows open with Pinterest, looking at different things, pinning them, using the ideas as inspiration for everything from blog posts to my new baby girl nursery. Pinterest is one of the biggest social networks out there, and if you have a blog you should be on Pinterest. Why?? This is why. It’s a big traffic driver. A single pin on…

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Nothing to Dislose Over the years, one of my favorite things about blogging has become image processing. Really. I love having many windows open in Photoshop. I own about 5,000 fonts, and my font twin (Kelly from Gouldylox Reviews) and I will email each other links to new (and free) fonts. I love playing with the layers, trying different colors, transparencies and trying to create a great glitter effect. Yes, I’m a computer nerd and…

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I get asked a lot to look at other people’s blogs and tell them what is wrong, why don’t they have thousands of hits a day after they’ve been on the internet for all of a week. (Yes, really.) Surprisingly enough, most of those blogs are committing the same deadly blogging sins over and over. I thought I’d write them all up into one place, maybe some people will take a hint (especially about the…

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How should a blogger handle press releases? This is something that has come up a lot lately in a few blogger groups that I’m part of, and I felt like something really needed to be said. Luckily, my friend Aprill from Glitter Gloss Garbage published all of my thoughts tonight, so I’m saved from having to do it myself! I want to say that I 100% agree with everything Aprill says. No one goes to…

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Nothing to Disclose With the new FTC Disclosure Guidelines, bloggers are scrambling to figure out how they’ll include all of the disclosures needed without making their websites look crazy. Most want to use a simple button for their disclosures, though the problem is that many of the RSS Readers, Facebook, Google Plus… they all like to grab the first image in a post for the thumbnail. (Well, Facebook sometimes grabs a random image. Often that’s…

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